Up

Can you see my soul rise?
High above the stratosphere
Smeared across blue skies
Where you gather clear

Cirrus or stratus or cumulus
White as a dove
Painting pictures from dust
Nimble you float above

A cotton candy fleet
Flocks of fluffy sheep
Many a heroic feat
Childhood dreams to keep

Watching clouds roll by
Up, up and away, I fly

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This poem is a sonnet from Day 10 of Blogging University’s
Writing 201 Poetry class. Follow all my Poetry class posts:
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Remembering Summer

Gone are your wild tresses and your breezy caresses
and your warmth at the start the day
Here lie your desiccated accessories and your subtle pleasantries
and your ashes of dirt and sand and clay
Gone are your dewy embraces and your lush open spaces
and your lively singing at the end of the day
How I miss your fragrant scent and your taste for the sweet
and your love of showers midday

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This poem is an elegy from Day 8 of Blogging University’s
Writing 201 Poetry class. Follow all my Poetry class posts:
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The Most Charming Small Town

At this most charming downtown,
you can stroll down Memory Lane.
You can have a root beer or iced tea
or a tart lemonade, even
a double-scoop ice cream cone.
You can see the old red caboose near the park
and the black antique engine on the firehouse floor.
You can visit the used book store
where you sit on a slow rocking chair
while you listen for the sound of the train.
Forget worry or foe, none live here
at this most wonderful place.

Blogging U.
This poem is a ballad from Day 7 of Blogging University’s
Writing 201 Poetry class. Follow all my Poetry class posts:
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